City offers community meeting on downtown economic development strategy

The City of Tacoma invites you to attend an open community meeting regarding the Downtown Tacoma Economic Development Strategy from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on June 24 at the Freighthouse Square Phoenix Room, 430 E. 25th St.

To provide a blueprint for increased investment, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department is partnering with AngelouEconomics, an Austin-based economic development consulting firm, to develop the Economic Development Strategy for downtown Tacoma.

The community meeting on June 24 will be your chance to learn about the consultant’s recommendations, which includes significant community input, on targeted business sectors and recommendations for attracting future development and job growth within the city center. Staff from the City of Tacoma and AngelouEconomics will be available to address any questions that may arise from the presentation.

In addition, the City has hired VIA Architects to update the City’s downtown plan for long-range planning and zoning. The VIA recommendations will be aligned with the Economic Development Strategy. Representatives from VIA will also be present on June 24 with an overview of the downtown plan update process and solicit feedback on conceptual plan elements. Additional community meetings will be held this summer and fall as the recommendations from VIA Architects evolve.

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